Nail Technician

A nail technician is trained to provide clients with specialised services related to nails. These services typically include pedicures, manicures, nail art and nail trimming. Nail technicians often perform other beauty-related tasks, like moisturising or massaging.

Day-to-day duties

  • performing pedicures and manicures
  • offering hand and foot massages
  • sanitizing all the nail equipment before every use
  • applying artificial nails
  • maintaining a clean working environment
  • promoting nail and skincare products
  • scheduling appointments

Skills and knowledge

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • patience and the ability to remain calm

Industry qualifications

UCM offers a VTCT Level 2 manicure award on a part-time basis. This is useful for someone who cannot commit to full-time education. For more information visit

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